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Guardian Wins Advertising Awards - Architectural Record honored winners at AIA Convention

Guardian Glass North America was recognized for both print and social media advertising at Architectural Record’s annual Advertising Excellence Awards breakfast at the May AIA Convention in Philadelphia. 

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New Toronto policy will have architects add their names to buildings

A new policy prepared by city planners will ensure new buildings over 1,000 square metres include a prominent credit to the architect near the main entrance or on the main facade.

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Construction of the tallest wood condo tower in North America officially begins

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Origine green condo project, set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America

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UBC wood tower a game-changer for building construction

A student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia could set a new precedent for wooden towers in Canada.

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Architects share ideas for downtown Nanaimo spaces

Hosted by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Design Charrette saw six teams of architects, designers and planners examine six specific locations in downtown Nanaimo and how those locations could be improved from a design and functionality perspective.

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Halifax library’s views threatened by neighbouring development

Halifax’s skyline has been littered with cranes lately, and the library, which opened in 2014 and just received a Governor-General’s Medal in Architecture, has been a boon for development. But the narrative of the library as a city-building success has created a trickle-down subplot: What happens when developers want to get close?

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International heritage experts meet in Montreal

With 747 events at the two campuses, bringing together 656 academics from 51 countries, the meeting of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies began the six-day conference at Université du Québec à Montréal and Concordia University, which started Friday afternoon.

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JP Thorton joins Kasian's Toronto office as Principal and Commercial Leader

Kasian is pleased to announce the addition of JP Thornton, RIBA, MRAIC, ENV SP, BA (Hons), Dip. Arch., as Principal and Commercial Leader in our Toronto office, effective May 24, 2016. In this role he will provide valuable insight and leadership to Kasian’s Commercial Market Sector in Toronto and across Ontario.

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Rogers Place architects being sued by city, Edmonton Arena Corp.

Just months before the Edmonton Oilers play their first game at Rogers Place, the downtown arena’s architects are being sued by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arena Corporation (EAC).

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A look at fabric-cast concrete as a construction method for the future

Carried out at the University of California, the Fabric Forms project involves pouring a concrete fibreglass mixture into Y-shaped Lycra sleeves stretched into position by six-axis robots.

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Waterproofing Failures - Architects, Engineers or Contractors, who is responsible?

Waterproofing is expected to be strong as long as building stands. But once waterproofing is damaged, the impact in form of cost and damaged it has on the facility, is unexplainable. The cost of mending it again is twice the cost of waterproofing.

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A look at the world's most bizarre properties

The Daily Mail out of the UK has a fun blog with photos on the world's most bizarre properties. Quite interesting to see the human creativity for design and architecture.

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See the shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

he Aga Khan Award for Architecture has been recognizing excellence in design for nearly 40 years, and this year's line-up of shortlisted projects is no exception. At a special event this past Saturday held at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum, each of the 19 shortlisted projects were presented with a short video, complemented with speeches by local and international scholars and architects.

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Dubai builds world's first 3D Printed office building

While the concept of 3D printed buildings may not sound so far-fetched for the future at all as the technology has been earmarked for great potential in construction and architecture, many may be surprised to hear that Dubai is indeed home to the first 3D printed and fully functional office building.

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Two architects are building a house with bricks made from old construction waste

Nina Aalbers and her boyfriend Ferry in ‘t Veld, architecture graduates of the Technical University of Delft, found the perfect place to build their first house together. The twist? They’re building it from waste.

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